Former WWE star Paige shocked the world when she debuted as Saraya at AEW Grand Slam and now several WWE stars and the wrestling world have reacted to her appearance.
Saraya hadn’t seen action in a wrestling ring since late 2017 after she suffered a serious neck injury at a WWE live event. She announced her retirement from active competition in WWE but remained an on-air character both as SmackDown General Manager and a manager for the likes of Absolution and The Kabuki Warriors.
The English star’s WWE contract finally expired on July 7th, 2022 and with that, she became a free agent for the first time in well over ten years, reverting to her pre-WWE name of Saraya.
At AEW Grand Slam Dynamite in New York City, Tony Khan had promised a trick up his sleeve and duly delivered when the former WWE Divas Champion made her debut for the company. Her arrival came as Dr. Britt Baker DMD, Jamie Hayter, and Rebel were attacking both Toni Storm and Athena.
Saraya did not get involved in any physicality but her shocking presence was enough to send Baker and her crew fleeing from the ring.
Now several stars of the wrestling world – including some current WWE Superstars – have responded to the debut on social media, including Bayley and The Bellas.
😍😍😍 HEY NOW
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) September 22, 2022
— The OFFICIAL Boss (@SonyaDevilleWWE) September 22, 2022
— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) September 22, 2022